"If a service provider knows of specific instances of infringement, the provider must promptly remove the infringing material. If not, the burden is on the owner to identify the infringement. General knowledge that infringement is 'ubiquitous' does not impose a duty on the service provider to monitor or search its service for infringements."
We believe that this ruling by the lower court is fundamentally flawed and contrary to the language of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the intent of Congress, and the views of the Supreme Court as expressed in its most recent decisions. We intend to seek to have these issues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as soon as possible. After years of delay, this decision gives us the opportunity to have the Appellate Court address these critical issues on an accelerated basis. We look forward to the next stage of the process.
Judge Stanton's is an excellent decision for Google - and more importantly, for users - but naturally it will be appealed. After all, lawyers have their own, extremely effective (but dear for us others) form of unemployment insurance....
I totally agree with Henri.
I don't advocate infringing Viacom's copyrights, but they're idiots if they think they can put the genie back in the bottle by suing one website out of existence. Lawsuits cannot reverse progress.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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